IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 22 August 2018

River Stage Forecasting

Posted: 22 Aug 2018 05:35 AM

The recent significant rainfall over west central Iowa has some area rivers on the rise with some minor flooding expected. The National Weather Service produces river stage forecasts based on hydrology models and very near term forecasted rainfall. These forecasts can be updated multiple times per day. The featured chart looks at the forecasted and observed stage for the "1 West of Perry" site along the North Raccoon River. The black line represents the observations and the other lines are recent forecasts. The forecasts change as better data is made available and the ongoing event is better understood. You can find forecasts like these and much more on the excellent NWS AHPS Website.

Good = 8
Bad = 0

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